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Address: Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 810514
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Excellent safe sandy family beach at Bigland on sea

Great beach for families and at low water you can walk across causeway to Burgh Island or at HW catch thge sea tractor back for a fare of two pounds each way per person.j

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
stuartyounghusband
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Southampton, United Kingdom

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Henfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came back here for their end of summer ball and had a whale of a time. Everything about this place reeks of quality. The staff are very professional, but friendly and courteous. We paid extra for the ball on top of the quite expensive room, but it was worth every penny. We will return without a doubt.

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Thank keithdutton
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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849 reviews
106 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely an area of outstanding beauty. Beautiful beach and so clean. Great healthy walks all around.

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Thank Jilllian
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling from a distance,we looked forward to finding a nice place for lunch and a coffee.The Hotel Burgh Island does not welcome non residents neither does the Pilchard Inn,the sign clearly says bar for Hotel guests only and another bar just for local people.Apart from a shop in the car park selling cardboard mugs of coffee at inflated prices we... More 

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Thank Sue B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to bigbury last week. Have to say the beach is beautiful especially when the tide is out, despite the dog poo. Got the sea tractor over to burgh island just for the experience. Had a good explore and the scenery and views make it well worth going. However there was more dog mess and a rather unsightly rubbish dump.... More 

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Thank Jane P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Devon many times but never visited Bigbury. Short walk across the beach leads to Burgh Island. Absolutely stunning views of both bays and so tranquil. Beautiful.

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Thank Debbie W
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having parked opposite the island we saw the pilchard inn and just had to take a stroll to admire the old inn. it did not disappoint the pilchard ale was delightful and im sure if I had not been driving it would have been more than one !! the inn looked unspoilt and had loads of charm. the weather made... More 

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Thank Robin W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bigbury-on-sea is the beach we went to, the tide was on the way out and so we could walk to Burgh Island across the sands. beautiful little coves when the tide is out. Underwater when the tide is in! Be aware as there are stiff currents and rip tides off the beach, so only swim where indicated.

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Thank Brian P
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the views alone you must visit Burgh Island. Stroll or wade across the causeway and reward yourself with a drink at Pilchard Inn (has unusual opening hours). Then a small hike to top to take in views from the hue at top of island. It's worth the diversion.

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Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved every moment of my experience at Burgh Island. The fact that a member of staff is waiting for you the moment you get to the island and drives you up to the hotel door. Your luggage is placed in your room whilst you are checking in. The rooms are all themed around a famous person who has stayed... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach for families and at low water you can walk across causeway to Burgh Island or at HW catch thge sea tractor back for a fare of two pounds each way per person.j

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